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I lost my sister last December to huffing duster also. She was 37, married and a mother of two. She had been using for about 6 months. Look up "lostgirl" on this site. That was my sister. She is now dead...and I miss her terribly. This is real, and will kill you. I am praying for you hufhufgive, please stop. And I am praying for you JoAnn, the heartache is almost unbearable at times, I know.
__________________ Sister of "Lostgirl"
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Im sorry to hear about your lost cerrick, it makes it so much more real for everyone else just to know that someone we were conversing with just a short few months ago died from this horrible disease. i remember reading her first story and then when she got better i was so happy for her! again, i am very sorry....all you can do now is make others aware of the deadly effects of this crap and help her children to remember what a great mother she was. take care...
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my name is xizer ibarra i live in california i got in to air freshener wen i was 15 i did it for like 1year and a half how much i would huff is alot if i were to tell u might not believe me alot of people dont its not some thing im proud of how much i would huff just mean how big of a problem i really had iv bine of it for awial and im happier that way the temtasion that was so big back then is almost dead now witch tells me i dont ever need it in my life again but i still need help with a friend of mine
__________________ xizer ibarra
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offair - Thank you so much for posting! I'm glad that you're wanting to quit using inhalants. Each time that a person uses products for huffing, the individual is actually inhaling POISONS that were never meant to go through the bloodstream. Please take the next step and get into some sort of program such as a 12-step program (Narcotics Anonymous or Alcoholics Anonymous) and/or ask your parents to take you to a counseling program for those with addiction problems.
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Hello, I used to huff duster a lot in about a one year span. Would do probably 2 cans a day (probably over 500 cans altogether). Other than that, the only thing I've done is smoke marijuana. My question is, does duster cause Permanent damage to the brain? Sometime I feel 'burnt out' and can't help but to regret every time I huffed. Will the brain cells grow back or could I possibly have permanent holes in my brain?
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Burnout - Please talk to your doctor about your symptoms. While brain cells are not supposed to grow back, researchers believe that the brain can form new nerve pathways to help compensate for the injured areas. Please, however, do *not* try to self-diagnose and instead talk with a licensed physician (doctor).
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I am writing this post to those that huff. I have lost my baby brother to huffing, not even a month ago. I don't know how to move on, my parents are devasted; he was only 29. He left behind a beautiful little girl, that he loved more than anything, and she will grow up without her daddy, her biggest protecter. She's probably too young to even remember him, just turned two. He was so loved by so many. I am heartbroken watching his dog get excited when he thinks my brother is coming home. And my point is that everyone of you that huff, have a mom or a dad, a sister or a brother, a son or a daughter, a best friend or pet, and they love you and need you. I believe most people that huff know it's effects. And if you don't know, huffing is not just a street drug, it is Russian Rulette; it's suicidal. Unlike other drugs, huffing can and will kill you instantly. So please, i beg you, if you can't stop huffing for yourself, stop huffing for your loved ones. You aren't just killing yourself, you are killing their will to live. My brother was the most beautiful, brilliant, loving, perfect person i've ever known and now he's gone, forever.
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Sending you Cyber Hugs, heartbrokensister. I am so sorry for the tragic loss of your baby brother. My sincere condolences to you and your family. What a compelling, powerful post about those who use inhalants and how they are not only hurting themselves, but especially their loved ones.
My friend has a BRAIN INJURY from huffing at the age of 12, now in her 30s. There is so much misinformation out there about the dangers of inhalant use and its effects, and being uninformed can be both deadly and disabling.
(I'll private message you, and if you would like to give me your email address, I can forward you my friend's message about how the brain injury she got from inhalant use has severely impacted her quality of life to be shared with your family, friends, place of worship or local school district.)
I'm not sure if you're familiar with the non-profit, self-help organization called The Compassionate Friends, which is primarily a support group for parents grieving the loss of a child, but siblings, grandparents, aunts, uncles or cousins may attend a local support group, too.
For more information and to search for a possible local Compassionate Friends support group, here is the site:
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Dear BrokenHeartedSister - You can go back and read my post of 04/26/10. I lost my son, 24, my only child to gas duster on 01/26/10. College educated, smart, funny, beautiful girlfriend, many friends, loving parents - he had the whole world in his hands. Then he found this. He was dead within 2 months, and was going to out patient treatment. My heart breaks again every time I hear of another family that is now facing life without their beloved. I have lived for two years with no answers, only questions, and prayers that no other family has to go through this. Please know that you and your family are in my prayers and thoughts.
JoAnn __________________ JoAnn Brozowski
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Manda i know somebody that huff's the computer duster all the time. I have looked on the internet for information about the effects that it has on the body but, it just seems like nobody knows anything about it. I would love to find out just exactly what it does to the body, brain, ect. And if it has any long term effects?!? It is dangerous to huff computer duster because when used in foams and expands so this can kill him __________________ Your Mom
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I started duster last summer. People would bring it to my place and I would take part in the duster like party. I really enjoyed the intense high. Anyway over the past year I'ved crashed my vehicle, gotten 3 duster tickets(huffing is illegal in Minnesota) because of it causing me to pass out. Also been to ER 3 times. I was embarrassed, but not so much because when I'd get out of ER I would have a can available. I was suicidal and could care less if I died. This may sound pathetic, but is just the way it was. Right now I have no money what so ever to buy duster from Walmart (who I personally think they target users by the huge display they set up). Anyway right now I have 2weeks without duster. Why I crave the junk is beyond me, since it is so devastating. It makes me pass out, puke, hallucinate, lose touch with reality and more.Tomarrow I'll have 6 dollars to buy a can, At the moment I don't want any, but what will tomarrow hold? Hopefully continued sobriety.
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cozyhomewoods - Bless you for reaching out for help!! Please look at the site for Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) for a local 12-step meeting. The only requirement is having a desire to get sober (and one may attend an "open" meeting if there is no drinking problem):
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So im 22 i was introduced to the duster about 4 years ago. ive been off and on since then. these days im up to 2 or 3 cans a day i can feel the effct on my heart rate more and more each day. I always find myself comparing myself to that intervention show where the young girl was huffing alot.. i mean what are the odds that my heart will stop... seriously. I would like to hear from some one who knows first hand about the effects. I already know i'm toying with deaTH but I need some info straight from the horses mouth. please
I've been using off and on since I was about 18 years old...I'm almost 29 now. I've had 4 serious wrecks, 2 non-serious wrecks, one specialist visit ordeal, 2 poss. of inhalents charges and lots of stories...
First wreck I passed out at 3 am doing about 45-50 and hit a tree a house and a fence, 2nd I passed out and somehow managed to go between 2 houses through a fence and hit another tree, 3rd I passed out and drove off the road at 60 mph there was a T in the road and I flew drove through the T and off the road. 4th i was doing 55 on the highway drove off the road hit a telephone pole snapping it in 3 places and almost smashing into a business..I woke up in the middle of this wreck and tried to keep my head and body back but couldn't and I now have scars on my head wear my head flew through the windshield due to no seatbelt... in recent years i really only use when i get depressed and no longer care about my life but I can easily use 7-8 cans a day with no problem, not even having to buy them.. I can literally walk into walmart go to the electronics grab a can and walk out and no one says a thing or even looks twice..I usually buy the first can and just keep the receipt on me if someone questions me I just wave the receipt and keep on moving. Many times I can still be so far gone that I lose the receipt and just grab a can or 2 and walk out. The problem is by your 7th or 8th can mentally your thoughts start telling people are noticing what ur doing and by can 8 I usually have had enough or I have done something regrettable so that I don't need or want to do anymore for the day. A few years back i passed out while hitting the can and I suppose I kept hitting it while I was sideways or what not but I froze my throat and vocal cords pretty bad, got sores real bad in my throat couldn't talk for about 8 months. Doctor a eyes,mouth,nose,throat specialist gave me antibiotics and pain pills for my throat it was a pretty bad time. Whispering to people for almost a year is not cool. I rear-ended a lady in jackinthebox drive thru and bent a stop sign on the non serious side.
What I've noticed long term effects-
I used to be a great speller well not so much words look stranger and stranger now I've been working on my spelling due to this. Memory is shot I have a horrible memory now I cant remember what I have ate or talked about the previous day and days. The most noticeable is my brain function..now this may or may not be a blessing in disquise, I have literally huffed away my thoughts and emotions or feelings... I used to have a problem sleeping and always thinking to be honest I rarely think much anymore just sort of act on impulses...if that makes sense. I sleep very good at night now with no thoughts constantly bothering me where it used to. But I catch myself being empty minded alot...just nothing going on I don't get real sad or real happy anymore everything is pretty blah... I can and do sense that I've lost alot of intelligence and intellectual...stuff. my mind used to never shut up and now I have to start it up if you get what I'm saying. Quite a few times after waking up from a day of prolonged use I could definitely tell I did some damage and it just never gets better u will know when u do some damage when your brain feels numb and u don't feel or act quite right like u did before even after the side effects wear off... so many times I wished I would die from sudden death but never did, wrecks and jail and here i am to talk about it. It's truly not worth it. It's a horrible problem i would compare the addiction to crack as well as the high at first. The bittergent no longer effects me...I could go grab a can today and wouldn't taste bittergent at all I have become "immune" to it I suppose. Well anyways that's most of my rant... my last wreck and use was October 2015. I'm now clean, sober and working.
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